Ah, Unawatuna, if only I'd had longer to stay. This small slice of paradise is down on the south coast
not far from
and boasts small quiet hotels and delicious food all around a golden crescent
of sand. The village suffered terribly during the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004, but has bounced back
and been carefully rebuilt, like you'd never have known it had happened.
I stayed for two nights in the Thaprobane Hotel, set a little back from the beach in a beautiful jungle
environment. There are no international or resort hotels in the immediate vicinity, most accommodation
is fairly basic but that's part of the appeal. As I'd now come to expect from Sri Lanka, all
the food was brilliantly tasty.